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Potential FA Cup Banana Skin: Boro v City

Manchester City have been paired up with Championship side Middlesbrough in what could be a potential banana skin FA Cup Third Round match.

Over the years both City and Boro have played five FA Cup games with the Blues winning just one of them.

The tie will take place on the first weekend of the New Year with a date and kick-off to be announced.

The draw, in full.

Tottenham Hotspur v Peterborough United
Brentford v Doncaster Rovers
Middlesbrough v Manchester City

Stoke City v York City
Notts County v Forest Green Rovers
Huddersfield Town v West Bromwich Albion
Sheffield United v QPR
Milton Keynes Dons v Burnley
Chelsea v Watford
Nottingham Forest v Birmingham City
Preston North End v Colchester United
West Ham United v Arsenal
Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers
Portsmouth v Coventry City
Sunderland v Oxford United or Barrow
Wigan Athletic v Hull City
Everton v Carlisle United
Sheffield Wednesday v Crystal Palace
Tranmere Rovers or Aldershot v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Blackpool v Ipswich Town
Fulham v Swindon Town
Stockport County or Torquay v Brighton and Hove Albion
Scunthorpe United v Barnsley
Southampton v Rotherham United or Luton Town
Bristol City v Cardiff City
Reading v Liverpool
Staines Town or Millwall v Derby County
Plymouth Argyle v Newcastle United
Leicester City v Swansea City
Bolton Wanderers v Lincoln City
Accrington Stanley or Barnet v Gillingham
Manchester United v Kettering Town or Leeds United

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Writer: Tudor Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 30 2009

Time: 12:32PM

Your Comments

Middlesbrough have always been one team which I feared playing as more often than not we are rubbish against them so I can hardly say that I am full of confidence ahead of this one, particularly with how we are performing at the moment.
Kevinho
We've had some horrible cup trips up there. Over zeaolus policing never helped either.
Johnny Baguette
Hope we have got rid of our 'draw' sequence by then. Don't look forward to this tie one bit.
Thaibluefan
It's almost like playing another PL team as they are flying in the championship at the moment. It will indeed be a very tricky tie.
bluesnozza
This has Sheffield United of 2 years ago all over it to me but I hope that their are no balloons on the pitch on this occasion!
Kevinho
 

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